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The Orkney Hotel
Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Kirkwall
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Fantastic Staff! Extremely friendly and serviceminded.
Perfect location for just strolling around Kirkwall or taking a walk to the nearby distillery.
Very nice breakfast and a cosy, feel-at-home loungebar.
// Fam Hanell, Nässjö, Sweden

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Really nice hotel in centre of Kirkwall with very helpful & pleasant staff. The restaurant at the rear served good food,well presented & tasty,linen table clothes & napkins which is a big plus for me. I was only going to stay two nights but was so comfortable that I requested two more whereupon I was upgraded at no extra cost. Both rooms were clean & warm & there was no damp smell that persists in some hotel bathrooms. I would definately stay again.

Room Tip: N/A I had two different rooms both were very good.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Booked this hotel due to great location in town but away from loud harbor. Friendly staff, arrived late and male receptionist very helpful, offered to carry bag, point me to the whiskey bar (hey, I'm in Scotland!)
Double bed was comfortable - I suspect a king in fact- room had shower, big chairs, flatscreen on wall - with no dangling wires - a plus! Was neat and clean.
We really enjoyed our meals at the Orkney hotel. Dinner with great local choices, nice size wine list which we definitely took advantage of, even had a few dessert wines and local Orkney port. Breakfast menu also generous, food prompt and hot served in restaurant with great views onto garden.
Overall, I recommend highly and will be back.

Room Tip: Room 204 - paid for double but got king bed, lots of windows
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Hotel was clean although air smelt a bit stale on route to bedrooms on second floor. Good location close to St Magnus Cathedral. Staff polite but young and on occasions lacked experience when questioned about menu. After two nights into a four nights stay opted to eat out for variety as menu did not change on daily basis

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed 18 May 2014

The website for this hotel promises rather more than reality, but none the less it's a decent enough hotel and staff are friendly and helpful. Had dinner on one night which was okay if a little basic. Breakfast was very good though.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Went here recently for a meal with friends and I have to say I won't be going back any time soon. Food was below par and not what one of our group ordered. Service was good but atmosphere was very stale.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 March 2014

We stayed at The Orkney when it was the only accommodation we could find anywhere on the island. We had a mix up with our booked place and thankfully there was a room left at this hotel. It was the last room and we were warned it was not yet refurbished and was at the back of the hotel, so we cannot really complain. Our only feeble suggestion would be to cover or remove the light in the lane way outside this room and to encourage the smokers who seem to gather there to find somewhere else to chat. When the room is finally refurbished these issues might still detract.

The hotel itself was lovely and looks good where it has been refurbished. It has a welcoming old charm about it and is also in a fantastic location right in the heart of the old town, next to the cathedral and castle ruins. The breakfast meal was excellent and the staff all very friendly. There were some issues trying to fin a wireless spot, perhaps the hotel could consider a booster (they are not expensive).

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Orkney Hotel

Address: 40 Victoria Street, Kirkwall KW15 1DN, Scotland
Region: United Kingdom > Scotland > Orkney Islands > Mainland > Kirkwall
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kirkwall
Price Range: £87 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Orkney Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience a 17th Century hotel where fresh local produce meets friendly Orcadian hospitality. ... more   less 
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Orkney Hotel Kirkwall
The Orkney Hotel Kirkwall, Orkney Islands

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